Today the process of filling teeth has come a long way from the days of having the ugly black amalgam fillings of the past. First, we will carefully numb the tooth so that you will not experience pain during the process. We know getting a shot in your mouth can be intimidating and we use best practices to ensure that your injection is hardly noticed. After your mouth is numb the dentist will remove the tooth decay and then place a tooth colored filling that will be virtually unnoticeable to the eye. Today’s esthetic filling materials contain no mercury so you do not have to worry about biocompatibility issues. Modern tooth colored fillings have a natural appearance and will keep your smile looking healthy and attractive.
Composite Versus Amalgam Filling
Noncarious Cervical Lesions
Composite fillings anterior
About Dr. Efird
Dr. Jeff Efird has practiced dentistry for over 20 years. His love and respect for the dental profession continues to grow as he sees patients positively affected by proper oral health and quality treatment under his care. Dr. Efird understands a relationship with a dentist is a lifelong endeavor and values the respect and trust his patients extend.
Dr. Efird began his training as an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. He attained a degree in chemistry before continuing his education and graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1987.
Dedicated to expanding his own knowledge and that of his practice, Dr. Efird has completed over 1000 hours of continuing education since graduating from dental school. Over the last decade he has focused most of his education of advanced restorative techniques and implant restorative solutions. Much of the training has been associated with the renowned Spear Education center in Scottsdale.
A member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and Buncombe County Dental Society, Dr. Efird is committed to providing outstanding quality care to patients in Western North Carolina. He lives in Asheville with his wife and son, and loves to fish and build handcrafted boats.